This is slow art, but relaxing, rewarding and a bit different.

Tutor Helen Hanson has a fresh approach to landscape, using waterproof drawing pens and artist-quality coloured pencils in a creative combination. Focusing on the waterside at Flatford, she will guide you through the techniques she uses to create foliage, flowers, sky and water. Pen and coloured pencil techniques are easy to learn and will be demonstrated, together with embossing, lifting out and other special effects. Each day will provide a step-by-step approach, with individual support and encouragement to develop your own style.

This course is also run the following day. These two introductory days can be booked singly or together, with the aim of producing one image or a complementary pair. A 10% discount is applied if you join both days and accommodation is available. Call the centre on 01206 297110 to book this.

Tutor: Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists, winner of the President's Award and a former Council Member of the Society of Women Artists. She was for many years a successful printmaker, exhibiting her landscape etchings in galleries and exhibitions throughout Britain. Always inspired by the natural world, she now concentrates on ink and coloured pencil landscape and botanical coloured pencil works and enjoys tutoring adults locally and at residential venues in the UK.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Artist quality coloured pencils (preferably non-watercolour, although these can be used dry) - Faber Castell Polychromos, Derwent Artist or Procolour, Caran D’Ache Pablo or similar.
  • A4 Bristol board (Strathmore Series 300 smooth is recommended). This will be available for purchase from tutor by the sheet.
  • A HB pencil and ruler
  • A good pencil sharpener with a very sharp blade (M & R round brass sharpener is highly recommended)
  • Erasers - putty and plastic
  • Waterproof Indian ink pens Faber Castell Pitt artist pens (SX, S, F, M) or Staedtler pigment liner pens (0.5, 0.3, 0.1 and ultra fine 0.05)
  • A small sketch pad or cartridge paper for any preliminary drawings

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